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Assistant Professor Nutrition & Human Health

TITLE: Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Human Health (Tenure Track)

DEPARTMENT: Land Grant

REPORTS TO: Chair, School of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time 

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

The Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Human Health (Tenure Track) will provide leadership in developing, implementing, and managing a research program involving nutrition and wellness. The position will have a combination of research (75%) and Teaching (25%) components.

The Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Human Health (Tenure Track) will provide leadership in developing, implementing, and managing a research program involving nutrition and wellness. The successful candidate’s research expertise could include the areas: metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity; the role of minerals, vitamin D, and bone health; food, the impact of natural compounds, such as acetogenins, in the diet, and public nutrition. This position should support programing in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. The position should focus on the areas above in limited resource and minority communities, a dietitians and/or nutritionists background.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provide leadership in developing, implementing, and managing a research program involving nutrition and human health, with programing focused on areas such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity; the role of minerals, vitamin D, and bone health; food, the impact of natural compounds, such as acetogenins, in the diet, and public nutrition.
  2. Support programing in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease.
  3. Be strongly committed to teaching at the graduate level and should incorporate innovative, inquiry-based, dynamic, and active-learning methods into courses.
  4. Publish research results in refereed journals, books, and book chapters, abstracts and proceedings, and other publications and media outlets.
  5. Solicit funding and other resources from public and private agencies, such as NIH, USDA, AFRI, to enhance Extension and research programing.
  6. Collaborate with colleagues at 1890 institutions, other land grant and non-land grant institutions, USDA and state agencies, and other professionals to enhance the quality of research.
  7. Involve stakeholders in the development, execution, and dissemination of research projects and results.
  8. Participate actively in the appropriate professional societies via oral and poster presentations, serving on committees and holding office, and other society involvement.
  9. Mentor, provide oversight and lead graduate and undergraduate students in their research activities using cutting-edge techniques.
  10. Teach courses involving nutrition and cancer at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  11. Other job-related duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of experimental farming including procedures and controls.
  • Knowledge of plant and animal production.
  • Knowledge of specified local, state and federal regulations and mandates.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
  • This position does not have supervisory responsibility.
OTHER DUTIES:
  • The position will conduct other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • PhD in Food and Nutritional Science, Toxicology, Biochemistry or related field and two to five years of work experience in the areas.
Internal candidates are encouraged to apply.

Licensing and Certifications: NA

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Work could involve some exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Requires some standing or walking.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States. At this time, Kentucky State University is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa.

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply.

KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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